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Ghostbusters 3 cast announced; star wasn’t told what he auditioned for

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One the of the biggest recent movie surprises was the unexpected announcement that Sony had tapped Oscar-winning filmmaker Jason Reitman (Juno, Up in the Air) to make a sequel to his father’s two classic Ghostbusters films. This would be a direct follow-up to 1989’s Ghostbusters II, ignoring Paul Feig’s 2017 all-female reboot.

As for what this new movie would entail, we’ve only heard rumours and snippets of info as Reitman and Sony have kept things very close to their chest. We know the original Ghostbusters will be involved somehow, but that the action will focus on the younger members of a small-town family. Well, now we know just who will be playing that family as Reitman recently revealed on Twitter that McKenna Grace, Carrie Coon and Finn Wolfhard have been cast in the production.

Coon (The Sinner, Gone Girl) will clearly pay the mother to Grace (The Haunting of Hill House, Captain Marvel) and Wolfhard (Stranger Things, It: Chapter 1). This sort of lines up to the previously leaked character descriptions as the lead-young female role was originally pegged as older than the lead-young boy, but that appears to have been reversed. It’s also been rumoured that Coon’s character will be revealed to be the daughter of one of the original Ghostbusters (my money is on the late Harold Ramis’ Egon Spengler). I have to reiterate though that this is all just a rumour, as we know next to nothing concrete about this movie.

And that “we” seemingly includes the film’s cast, as while at CinemaCon Wolfhard revealed to MTV News that the production has been so secretive that he wasn’t even told what he was auditioning for. He was just given generic lines to read and only found out it was for Ghostbusters 3 when he was given the part.

As Wolfhard mentions above, he still hasn’t read anything of the script from Gil Kenan (Monster House), but with a release scheduled 20 July 2020, it’s expected that Reitman and co will start production soon.

Last Updated: April 4, 2019

9 Comments

  1. Carrie Coon is fantastic. I’ve loved her in Fargo and The Sinner. And she’s the same age as me!

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    • Original Heretic

      April 4, 2019 at 13:12

      And Finn Wolfhard is less than half our age and has twice the money.
      Maybe a bit more than twice.

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      • I_am_Duffman!

        April 4, 2019 at 14:05

        yeah but that Finn boy can act.. They should have pushed to make him the face of Stranger Things (or the boy with no teeth). Now we have Millie Bobby Brown which the entire internet seems to hate (which I am not sure off as to why).

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        • Original Heretic

          April 4, 2019 at 14:05

          They’re still kids. They should not be pushed into these things at all. Look at all the messed up “child stars” Hollywood has screwed over and ruined over the last century.
          Yes, they can act. But so can a whole bunch of other people. They were just lucky enough to get the break and appear in a series everyone loves.

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          • I_am_Duffman!

            April 4, 2019 at 14:21

            Agree, kids should not be pushed into these things, but they will. Nothing you can do about it, especially since they are the stars of the show and the people who could do something about it, are pocketing millions from their fame. One can only hope they have exceptional parents

            Not really sure what you mean with the second part of your argument considering it applies to pretty much any industry in the world (except for the truly genius entrepreneurs). A lot of people can do my job, I was just lucky to get it. And that probably applies to your job too.

          • Original Heretic

            April 4, 2019 at 14:21

            I meant that they got the exposure of their talents due to the series they are in.
            Many great performers get overlooked because they appear in subpar series/movies.
            Or they don’t get a chance to get chosen.

          • BradeLunner

            April 4, 2019 at 14:40

            Yea like Bryan Cranston and jk simmons

          • Original Heretic

            April 4, 2019 at 14:40

            Cranston is a great example.
            Everyone wrote him off as a comedy guy after Malcolm in the middle.
            Then came Breaking Bad…

            Now he’s sought after.

  2. James

    April 6, 2019 at 20:40

    Carrie Coon should have won all the Emmys for The Leftovers.

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